Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships

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Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds. What's more, many libraries may find that collaborating on a grant application with another organization is preferable to going forward with a time-consuming application of their own. But finding the right collaborative partner and securing a place at its development table can be challenging. Drawing on her extensive experience as a grant developer and library director, in this ALA Editions Special Report Maxwell

  • Presents an overview of grant basics, with extensive lists of both online and print resources
  • Suggests how to frame libraries' research capabilities as benefits to the community at large, transforming these capabilities into a revenue source
  • Explores strategies for locating potential partners, with tips on approaching collaborators and establishing successful relationships
  • Describes what libraries can ask for from the grant developer, making sure to include what they want in the grant proposal

Maxwell offers an abundance of practical advice and encouragement for using this novel approach to secure additional funding for libraries.


1 Introduction
2 Grant Development and Libraries
3 Finding Grant Developers for Collaboration
4 Working with Grant Developers
5 Research—The Librarian's Secret Weapon
6 Incorporating the Library into Grant Proposals
7 How the Library Can Support Grant Projects
8 Partnerships and Beyond
9 Grant-Writing Careers for Librarians
10 Conclusion

Selected Bibliography and Additional Sources

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, M.L.S., M.A., is a grant-writing consultant with Kaliwell, Inc.. Throughout her thirty-year library career, she has participated in successful grant projects totaling more than ten million dollars, with more than one million of those dollars flowing directly to libraries. In South Florida, she was library director at Miami Dade College (Miami, FL) and Barry University (Miami Shores, FL). She is the author of ALA Editions’ Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships (2012) and the editor of The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Ninth Edition (2014).